A Charoset Recipe Roundup!

Is Charoset one of your favorite dishes on the seder table? Why not use it as chutney or cake filling at other times of the year? But first…. Seder. Read on. Liz Rueven, New York based based food blogger and friend at Kosher Like Me,​ has joined forces with me again this week as we present a…

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Passover Roundup

It’s that time of year again!  I’ve rounded up some great new items along with some old favorites to help make your seders fun, festive, and stylish.  Also, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m teaming up with Liz Rueven, founder of Kosher Like Me for two fantastic Passover posts and one fabulous giveaway!!! Look for details…

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Susie Fishbein Brings It Home

My Susie Fishbein books have been with me since the kids were little. They are all marked up—pages doggie-eared and food-stained on recipes I’ve made over and over again through the years: Beef and Broccoli Lo Mien, French Toast Sticks, Breaded Cauliflower, and Carrot Muffins just to name a few. Now my kids are teenagers,…

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Danielle Oron’s Modern Israeli Cooking

My favorite new cookbook is Danielle Oron’s Modern Israeli Cooking: 100 New Recipes for Traditional Classics.  I’ve been following Danielle’s blog I Will Not Eat Oysters for a while now, and I’m thrilled that she finally published her first cookbook. Danielle creates recipes with an incredible array of flavors. Her cooking has been compared to…

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Hot Bread Kitchen

I first discovered Hot Bread Kitchen at the Union Square Farmer’s Market in New York many years ago. The breads were beautiful and unlike any I had ever seen. The challah hot dog buns and warm, flaky Moroccan M’Smen flatbread caught my eye immediately. I ate the delicious flatbread right away and bought ½ dozen…

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Mexico City

Happy New Year! I’m taking a little break from my usual blog posting about Jewish life and style to share some of our photos and highlights of our recent Mexico City trip. We all had such a great time and were surprised by how much we loved this city. (The New York Times just selected Mexico City…

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